Browse by Subject: Latin American Studies

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Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

This book brings together some of the island’s leading economists to discuss the good and the bad about their own economy.

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Flowers in the Desert: The Search for Chile's Disappeared, second edition

A heartrending quest for truth and justice

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Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

In this book, Kimberly Cleveland analyzes how certain modern and contemporary Brazilian artists visually convey "blackness."

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Maya Architecture: Temples in the Sky

An exploration of Maya civilization through the eyes of an architect.

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The Mapuche in Modern Chile: A Cultural History

Joanna Crow traces the complex, dynamic relationship between the Mapuche and the Chilean state from the military occupation of Mapuche territory during the second half of the nineteenth century through to the present day.

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Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War

Exploring the reactions of civilians and the international community to the daily carnage, Sheinin unearths how compliance with the dictatorship perpetuated the violence that defined a nation. This new approach to the history of human rights in Argentina will change how we understand dictatorship, democracy, and state terror.

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Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

Sugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, and researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life, though scholars have often neglected its fundamental role in the country's development. 

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Fifty Years of Revolution: Perspectives on Cuba, the United States, and the World

Drawing from personal experiences as well as recently declassified documents, these essays update, summarize, and explain one of the prickliest political issues in the Western Hemisphere today.

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Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio delves into Costumbrismo and Cuban literature to offer up a new perspective on the development of Cuban identity, as influenced by black culture and religion, during the sugar cane boom.

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Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Drawing on his personal experiences as a graduate student, a Roman Catholic priest in the region and his extensive archival research, Early constructs detailed case histories of the Maya uprisings against the governments of Guatemala and Mexico, exploring Liberation Catholicism’s integral role in these rebellions as well as in the evolutions of Maya and Catholic theologies.